[Numpy-discussion] 1.6.0b1 half float buffer bug?

Mark Wiebe mwwiebe@gmail....
Fri Mar 25 13:28:31 CDT 2011


On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 11:14 AM, Eli Stevens (Gmail)
<wickedgrey@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 10:35 AM, Mark Wiebe <mwwiebe@gmail.com> wrote:
> > That said, I think starting a discussion with the Python core developers
> > about the float16 type is worthwhile. There might be interest in
> supporting
> > the float16 type in the struct interface, something that would be
> required
> > as part of amending PEP 3118.
>
> That's something that wouldn't see production until Python 3.3, right?
>  I'm imagining that the buffer spec in use wouldn't change during the
> 2.7.x series, unless it's unusually accepting of changes.


That's true, but explaining the hoops being jumped through to support a new
data type across multiple Python plugins could help evolve the spec if
necessary, and they may have some good suggestions.

-Mark
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